BREAKING: Supreme Court delivers win for gay marriage backers, forcing states to authorize same-sex unions all across the United States
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the U.S. Constitution requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriages, making marriage equality officially the law of the land.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that gay marriage is the law of the land.
The justices also ruled in the issue that states without gay-marriage laws on the books must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
President Obama called it a big step towards equality
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS44) June 26, 2015
The US Continues to prove to Christians that it is the beast that came out as a lamb but spake as a dragon. A Nation that claims to have been founded on the foundation of God and Christianity has proven to be simply another very big Sodom and Gomorha